This weekend is packed with live music on the North Shore and a whole bunch of bands playing a wide variety of music genres, from classic rock to blues and soul, can be seen for free at rock clubs and restaurants throughout the region.
Me and Thee Coffee House in Marblehead will be hosting a Tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Blue at 8 p.m. Friday night: "We present a special tribute concert — Joni Mitchell’s Blue: A 40th Anniversary. This concert will feature a stellar cast of some of the New York City area’s finest female singer-songwriters, performing all the songs from Blue plus original songs inspired by Joni Mitchell."
All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless specified.
Other Live Music This Weekend:
Ponte Vecchio’s Restaurant and Lounge, 435 Newbury St., Danvers
Fri., March 8 - The No Restrictions Band
Stonewood Tavern, 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody
Fri., March 8 - Moholland Drive
Sat., March 9 - Lee Hawkins Duo
Capone's Restaurant & Bar, 147 Summit St, Peabody
Fri., March 8 - White Lightnin
Sat., March 9 - Spike the Punch
Chianti's Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge, 285 Cabot St., Beverly
Fri., March 8 - The Love Dogs
Sat., March 9 - Tom Palance
Fibber McGee's Bar and Grill, 104 Cabot St., Beverly
Fri., March 8 - Keltic Cowboys
Palmer's Restaurant & Tavern, 18 Elm St., Andover
Fri., March 8 - Perfect Crime Band
Sat., March 9 - The Walker Brothers
Andolini's Italian Restaurant, 19 Essex St., Andover
Fri., March 8 - Tasa and Rob - 7:30 p.m.
Sat., March 9 - Doug Kwartler - 7:30 p.m.
Rockafellas, 231 Essex Street, Salem
Fri., March 8 - Live Radio
Sat., March 9 - Lisa Love Experience
Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St, Salem
Fri., March 8 - The Found Objects - 8 p.m.
Sat., March 9 - Noel Snow - 8 p.m.
Howling Wolf, 76 Lafayette Street, Salem
Fri., March 8 - Nick Consone
Sat., March 9 - Joel LaRue Smith
Red Rock Bistro & Bar, 141 Humphrey Street, Swampscott
Fri., March 8 - Boston Baked Blues
Sat., March 9 - Brian Maes Band
The Landing Restaurant, 81 Front St., Marblehead
Fri., March 8 - Larry & the Bluescasters
Sat., March 9 - Plan B
Me and Thee Coffee House, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead
Fri., March 8 - Tribute to Joni Mitchell’s Blue - 8 p.m.
Sat., March 9 - Tim Rowell & the Chicken Pluckers - 8 p.m.
Who else is playing this weekend? Add any other live music acts this weekend to the comments section below. If you own or manage a venue that you would like to be included in this column, email writer Brendan Lewis with details by Wednesday evening at email@example.com.